7:12 Overseas Correspondent - Japan

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Palmerston North raised journalist Motoko Kakubayashi now resides in Tokyo and joins us to talk about the widening child poverty gap in the country and how scammers in Japan have come up with new ways to trick people into giving up their money or their credit cards.

7:35 New Horizons

Eels - The Deconstruction (cover image)

Eels - The Deconstruction (cover image) Photo: E Works Records

William Dart takes a stroll on the sunny side, featuring new releases with some happiness-inducing music from NRBQ, Eels, Stephen Malkmus, and Jack White, believe it or not.

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8:10 Night Mail

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8:15 Dateline Pacific

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RNZ Pacific's daily current affairs programme covering the major Pacific stories of the week, with background and reaction from the people making the news.

8:30 Window on the World

There is a hotel  in Athens with 4,000 people on its waiting list for rooms. The roof leaks and the lifts are permanently out of action. None of the guests pay a penny, but everyone's supposed to help with the cooking and cleaning. It's the City Plaza, a seven-storey super squat housing 400 refugees from 16 different countries and the volunteers who support them.

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9:07 Our Changing World

This week on Our Changing World, Alison Ballance joins a team of seabird experts on the Poor Knights Islands to meet some Buller's shearwaters and experience the sights and sounds of a seabird island.

Young Buller's shearwater chick.

Young Buller's shearwater chick. Photo: RNZ / Alison Ballance

9:30 This Way Up

Almost 10 years ago Lou Clifton set out to learn how to make shoes by hand.
Her quest took her to Tasmania and to Japan, and after a lengthy apprenticeship she's now taught hundreds of people here in New Zealand to craft their own footwear.
This Way Up visit her Shoe School in Wellington to meet her and some of the people attending her 5-day shoemaking course.

10:17 Lately

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Lately with Karyn Hay is a late night radio show on RNZ National, with an eye on live events, an ear for music, a great sense of humour and a genuine interest in people and their stories.

11:07 Music 101 pocket edition

Ruban Neilson of Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Ruban Neilson of Unknown Mortal Orchestra Photo: supplied

In this week's Pocket Edition, Alex Behan guides us through the financial dealings of music streaming giant Spotify. Melody Thomas and Ruban Nielson talk 'Sex and Food'the new Unknown Mortal Orchestra album. And Aussie surf rock duo Hockey Dad are in session with Tony Stamp.

Hockey Dad at RNZ

Hockey Dad at RNZ Photo: supplied